3. Overflow incontinence
Blockage of the urethra, or poor bladder contraction, is responsible for overflow incontinence. The bladder is not empty after urinating, thus leaving certain amounts of urine, which can later leak involuntarily.
4. Functional incontinence
Functional incontinence occurs when patients are unable, because of other health reasons or medications, to reach the bathroom. Mental or physical disability can prevent patients from getting to the toilette in time.
Urinary incontinence doesn't have to be a consequence of an underlying medical condition. It can also be triggered by certain types of food, drinks, and medication. Chocolate and chili peppers, as well as any spicy or sugary food, should be avoided if you are prone to urinary incontinence. Alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated beverages increase the volume of urine, whereas blood pressure medication and sedatives, including muscle relaxants, act as diuretics and stimulate your bladder.